|Approval Date||19 May 2014|
|Signature Date||14 Nov 2014|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2018|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Aug 2018|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)'s program for Africa's seed systems is a Technical Assistance (TA) package in support of fledgling African seed companies. The project will build the capacity of at least 54 seed companies in eleven countries, namely: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Niger, Liberia and Uganda. It will then enable them to produce high quality staple crop seeds for African rural farmers. The project will assist in developing the ability of young, private, African seed companies to manage their business growth and provide improved seeds to small-scale farmers on a sustainable basis. This technical assistance project will help the seed companies increase their production of quality seeds for rural farmers.
The project ultimate goal is to contribute to food security and to the reduction of poverty in rural areas. The project objectives (outcomes) are twofold: (i) development of a strong African private sector in the seed sector; (ii) increase of the production of quality seeds for rural farmers.
The project’s main Beneficiaries are young, private, African seed companies, small-scale farmers and rural communities of these eleven african countries : Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Niger, Liberia and Uganda.
Fund for African Private Sector Assistance
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|